The Art of Riding
London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, 1891.
Hardcover. Good with no dust jacket. Item #15403
Lacks one plate, several pages with long tears, well toned but not brittle, light cock, wear. Still solid hardcover. ; Victorian book on horsemanship for hunting, written by the owner of the Lansdown Hunting and Livery Establishment, "Teacher of Riding and Driving, Horse Dealer." Anne Grimshaw; The Horse; A Bibliography of British Books 1851-1976; 505. "In writing this little book I have in view but one object, and that is to lay down a few simple, easy Rules, by which anyone can learn the Art of Riding easily and gracefully without the help of a Riding Master. I could easily, of course, have spun it out to much greater length, and still have been within the limits of my subject; but it would nevertheless have partaken more or less of the character of padding; and while the Book would have been more bulky, it would not have been so useful, as I hope it will be in its present form." - Preface. Uncommon book on basic skills needed to ride with the hunt. ; 132, 6 ad pages.